The House Don't Fall When The Bones Are Good
This post started as a cutesy lyric, and an engagement picture from 5 years ago that popped up in my Facebook memories...but it quickly turned into something else.
I don’t know if it’s everyone, or if it’s just me. But I love sitting down and actually reading the lyrics to my favorite songs.
And I can tell you in all honesty that “Bones” by Maren Morris quite literally fits our life like a puzzle piece.
For those of you who don’t know, my husband and I are high school sweethearts. We started dating when I was freshly 16, and he 17. Looking back on how we started...we were kids.
I think about my best friends daughter who’s 17, and I’m mind boggled that I was her age when I found my person. Who would have thought my first serious boyfriend would inevitably become my partner in life? I sure as shit wasn’t thinking that! I was thinking, “Gary’s hot and he wants to date me?!” 🤣LOLOL!
As we all know, teenage relationships teach us a lot of life lessons. No one, I mean no one, expected us to stay together.
We were 16 & 17 when we started dating, and those were the hardest times we ever had to get through.
We BOTH had growing up to do. We BOTH did shitty things to each other. We BOTH said things and did things we can’t ever take back. But we BOTH loved each other enough to work through it all, and grow. And change. And become who we are today.
And if we got through that...I know we can get through anything.
Our relationship isn’t perfect, as much as people would like to think it is from the outside. We have problems like everyone else. However the amount of shit life has thrown at us over the years hasn’t broken us, and if all of that stuff hasn’t torn us apart...I don’t think anything will.
He’s my person.
Everyone who is reading this...we have one life to live. And from everything I’ve gone through in life...the most important things I’ve learned is that... life is short.
Marriage is hard work. Its not always sunshine and rainbows. It’s a commitment to another person, forever. You promise to love them through their flaws. The good and bad, and the ugly. It’s something that should be RESPECTED. And honored. And it’s so sad to me how often I hear stories of how it has been treated like it really is just a piece of paper. Please know I say this all with the true understanding that there are something’s that are unforgivable.
I’d like to say I’m lucky, but I don’t think that at all. I think that my Husband and I put A LOT of hard work, and effort into our relationship. And we vowed to each other that we’re going to be together until the he end.
I’m going to leave this here for anyone who has not heard this song, that inspired me to sit and say everything I just did.
We're in the homestretch of the hard times We took a hard left, but we're alright Yeah, life sure can try to put love through it, but We built this right, so nothing's ever gonna move it
When the bones are good, the rest don't matter Yeah, the paint could peel, the glass could shatter Let it rain 'cause you and I remain the same When there ain't a crack in the foundation Baby, I know any storm we're facing Will blow right over while we stay put The house don't fall when the bones are good
Call it dumb luck, but baby, you and I Can't even mess it up, although we both try No, it don't always go the way we planned it But the wolves came and went and we're still standing
When the bones are good, the rest don't matter Yeah, the paint could peel, the glass could shatter Let it rain 'cause you and I remain the same When there ain't a crack in the foundation Baby, I know any storm we're facing Will blow right over while we stay put The house don't fall when the bones are good When the bones are good
Bones are good, the rest, the rest don't matter (Baby, it don't really matter) Paint could peel, the glass could shatter (Oh, the glass, oh, the glass could shatter) Bones are good, the rest, the rest don't matter (Ooh) Paint could peel, the glass, the glass could shatter (Yeah)
When the bones are good, the rest don't matter Yeah, the paint could peel, the glass could shatter Let it rain (Let it rain, let it rain) 'Cause you and I remain the same (Woo) When there ain't a crack in the foundation (Woo) Baby, I know any storm we're facing Will blow right over while we stay put The house don't fall when the bones are good